Tasmania

Bernardi calls ‘No’ campaign a success

THE campaign against same-sex marriage in Australia was an “extraordinary success” despite losing the national postal survey, crossbench Senator Cory Bernardi says. The Australian Conservatives senator believes this is because it convinced about 40 per cent of participants to vote ‘no’ despite competing with a “10-year campaign” by marriage equality …

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SSM Bill passes first hurdle

A BILL to legalise same-sex marriage has been introduced in the Senate and will be debated tomorrow. Liberal senator Dean Smith’s Bill to change the definition of marriage was successfully introduced in the Senate today, marking an important first step. The Bill was co-sponsored by eight other senators from Labor, …

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Tasmania

Road traffic worker hit and killed by car

A ROAD traffic controller has been killed in front of his colleagues when he was struck by a car on a highway on the Sunshine Coast. The 56-year-old man was hit by the car just after midnight on Tuesday morning while managing traffic at roadworks on the Bruce Highway near …

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Tasmania

Almost 1m homes sitting on time bomb

ALMOST one million Australian households are currently in mortgage distress, jumping by 20 per cent in the last six months. According Digital Finance Analytics’s figures for October show more than 910,000 households are now under stress, compared to 905,000 the previous month. Even more concerning is the number in severe …

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Tasmania

Cops hunt woman after fatal stabbing

A MAN has been killed after a fight with a woman on a street in Melbourne last night. The man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was stabbed with a weapon about 9.20pm. When police and paramedics arrived at Victoria St, in inner-east Abbotsford, they found the man clinging …

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Tasmania

Ninian Stephen dies aged 94

FORMER Governor-General Sir Ninian Stephen has died, aged 94. Government House said in a statement today Sir Ninian, who was Governor-General from 1982 to 1989, died in Melbourne. “Our nation is a better place due to his service and he will be most warmly remembered,” Governor-General Peter Cosgrove said. “Sir …

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Tasmania

PM ‘up to his neck’ in AWU raid scandal

MICHAELIA Cash has recommended the Australian Federal Police investigate the circumstances around media being tipped off to police raids on the Australian Workers’ Union after one of her own staff admitted to being the leak. The Employment Minister is facing calls to resign this morning over her chief media adviser …

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Schoolkids caught up in double bus crash

STUDENTS on board two buses that crashed in Sydney today were lucky to emerge unhurt. An Ambulance Service of NSW spokeswoman said authorities were called to the corner of Wentworth Road and Woodside Avenue in Burwood about 3.45pm. She said there were five people on one bus and 32 on …

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Tasmania

Woman drove into three men

A WOMAN has pleaded guilty to attacking three men with her car in a Melbourne suburb after they told her not to “smoke drugs in public”. Nuakouar Gatluak, then 20, was sitting in her silver Holden Commodore in Dandenong at 11.40pm on March 18 when the three men walked past …

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Aboriginal teen flies flag on Everest

ABORIGINAL teen Sarafina Elliott made a life-changing journey to Mount Everest base camp, where she flew the Aboriginal flag. The 16-year-old Yawuru/Ngarluma girl planted the Aboriginal flag on the world’s tallest mountain to honour her culture. “I thought everyone knows Australians go there and I don’t think the Aboriginal flag …

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